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Kilbarron Wedge Tomb
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 31' 51.72"   W 008° 14' 08.4"

Nearest town

Ballyshannon

Grid Ref.

G 84746 64764

Map No.

11

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

34

Date of visit

Monday 3 June 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

2
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The wedge tomb is down there, blended with the landscape and the houses.


This wedge tomb is a real gem. It still retains the kerb stones and the capstones of the long burial chamber.
The monument is at 50 metres southeast from the field gate and faces the southwest (235°).
Seven stones form each of the two sides of the kerb. The tallest three of them, to the southwest end of the northwest side, are rather triangular in shape and look like a set of teeth when seen from a side. The tallest stone on this side is 1.75 metres high and 1.70 metres wide at the base.
The front of the tomb is a bit of a mess, with some vertical stones poking out the mound of soil and cairn material.
Two large capstones form the roof. The rear end of the tomb is made of cairn material.

The tomb is 7.35 metres long, about 3.80 metres wide at the front and 2.15 metres wide at the rear.

The only bad thing I found about this tomb was sort of a chicken cage thrown in the middle of the stones and a plastic bag of something like a fertilizer within the burial chamber.


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